09/22/2006

Cancer Care Conference Set for Friday, Oct. 6

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and the West Virginia University Office of Continuing Education will host “Translating New Ideas Into Cancer Care,” the 16th Annual Fall Cancer Conference, to discuss new technologies in cancer treatment. 

Held at the Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa in Morgantown, the conference will feature topics such as stem cell transplant, hormonal and radiation management for breast cancer, depression in cancer patients and new therapy in lung cancer.  Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.

The conference will feature lecturers from WVU including, Jame Abraham, M.D., medical director of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Michael Craig, M.D., Ramin Altaha, M.D., and Thomas Hogan, M.D. from the Department of Hematology/Oncology, Gerald Higa, Pharm.D. from the School of Pharmacy, Geoffrey Graeber, M.D. from the Department of Surgery and Daniel Elswick, M.D. from the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry.

Diane Kube, chief administrative officer of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) will speak on chemotherapy reimbursement issues. The COA is dedicated to high quality, affordable and accessible cancer care.   

The cost of the conference is $95 for physicians and $55 for other healthcare professionals and includes lunch and course materials.  Physicians will receive 6.25 credits after completing this program.  Please contact the Office of Continuing Education at (304) 293-3937 or visit www.ce.wvu.edu for more information.

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For more information:
Steve Bovino, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
bovinost@wvuh.com
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